Category Archives: Stock Trading

Stock trading offers a powerful alternative to the traditional “buy and hold” investing methodology. The rise and popularity of trading for self-directed investors has continued to growth in the last decade as more people come into the market looking to take advantage of the income potential that trading offers. Still, it’s important that new stock traders have a sound foundation of how stock trading works, what the drawback and benefits are, and which tools, systems, or indicators they should be using to maximize their efforts. Our podcasts and video training modules in the sections will serve as your all-in-one resource to help make sure you start, and stay, profitable as a trader.

Guide to Stock Trading

Examples of Opening, Closing & Hedge Option Trades

Option trades: In tonight’s video update, we’re going to be going over the three new trades that we had today. We had one opening, one closing and one hedge trade for July 6th. We’ll start with the adjustment trade that we made to FXI; now this is a trade that we talked about with Elite members…

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VIX Jumps, We Sell Options

Sell options: In tonight’s video we’re going to go through all of the opening trades that we had on Monday, June 29th. And also, covering the trade from Friday last week. So we did have our one closing trade in Nike which we will cover here first on Friday. Since we had one closing order we…

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When IV Drops, Options Lose Their Value

IV: In tonight’s video, we’re going to go over all of the trades that we made for Wednesday, February 18th. Before I do, I just wanted to alert you to some new stuff that we’re doing. We’re always working, or I’m always working on this platform making it better, and better, and better for you guys.…

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Earnings Trades In AAPL, KO, LMT and MCD

Earnings trades: Today, we’re going to be going over all of the trades that we made on Monday, October 20th. Just to kick off the week here, lots of earnings trades which brings up a great topic because we do have another webinar that I’m trying to cram in before the end of this month because…

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Holding Long Stock After Assignment

Long stock: In today’s video, we’re going to go over all of the trades that we made on Wednesday, January 14th. As we get closer to expiration, it’s going to be a little bit more active. Today was pretty confident with closing out things and got a couple of assignments on some puts that we…

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Closing Out Some Losing Trades Before Expiration

Options expire: Tonight, we’re going to go over all the trades that we made on Wednesday, November 12th. I got my days mixed up with the holiday in there. We had a pretty active day just generally as we get towards the end of the month and expiration coming up next Thursday, so we’re only about…

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3 Great Case Studies On Option Trade Duration

Option trade duration: Tonight, we’re going to go over all of the trades that we made on Thursday, November 20th. And we’re right up against expiration here, so just trying to close out profitable losers, scratch trades, whatever it is right before expiration. Make sure what positions you have for November expiration, so you can close…

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XOP Strangle (LIVE Opening Trade)

Strangle: In today’s video, we’re going to look at a new strangle entry in XOP. At the time of this video recording, it’s about noon on East Coast time, markets are trading – They’ve been all over the place today, they were down earlier, popped back up towards the later morning and are now drifting…

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IYR Call Credit Spread (LIVE Adjusting Trade)

Call credit spread: In this video update, we’re going to look at adjusting a call credit spread we have in IYR. Markets just opened about 30 minutes ago here on the East Coast. All of this is live real-time. You can see the markets are moving, real account, real money, no paper stuff. In IYR, we…

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Selling An Iron Condor In MON for $910

Selling an iron condor: In this video update, we’re going to go through all of the trades that we made on Thursday, June 30th. Before I do that, I want to encourage everyone again if you have not been active in the new pro and elite forum which we’ve only had around now for I think…

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